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Jonesboro in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Heritage Place

1981

 
 
Heritage Place Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Heritage Place Marker
Inscription. Historic Jonesboro, named in honor of Samuel Goode Jones in 1845, was founded in 1823 as Leaksville. Later Clayton County was created by the Act of November 30, 1858 from Fayette and Henry Counties, and Jonesboro became the County Seat.

The town was rebuilt in 1864 after being razed by Sherman’s troops on their March to the Sea. Later the area was immortalized in Margaret Mitchell’s epic, “Gone With The Wind”.
 
Erected 1981.
 
Location. 33° 31.414′ N, 84° 21.267′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Georgia Route 54) and Stockbridge Road (Georgia Route 138), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on North Main Street, across the railroad tracks from North McDonough Street and the intersection with Stockbridge Road. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Johnson-Blalock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Corps Withdrawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton County (about 400 feet away, measured in a
Heritage Place Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Heritage Place Marker
The marker stands in front of a small office building on North Main Street.
direct line); Diverted Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Battlefield Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Heritage Place Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Heritage Place Marker
Looking north on North Main Street, with the "Lee's Corps Withdrawn" marker visible on the right.
 
 
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